With more animals than anywhere else in West Texas, you're in for a real WILD day at the Abilene Zoo
We are open 362 days of the year, from 9 AM to 4 PM with Zoo cleared by 5 PM. Only closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day
Find yourself nose to horn with Abilene Zoo’s southern black rhino, meet members of our giraffe herd, or get up close with our anteaters in these exclusive behind-the-scenes tours.Reserve your spot on an Up Close Tour
Our Giraffe Feeding Experience is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get up close with majestic reticulated giraffe and their purple tongues as they grasp fresh lettuce from your hands. At only $5, this experience is a must-do at the Abilene Zoo. Want to get closer? Check out our VIP Tours and Events for wild experiences you’ll never forget.
Bring a new meaning to the wild wild west and take your class on an adventure to the only zoo in West Texas! We’ll be sure to inspire the future conservationist in your students with the wonder and amazement of the Abilene Zoo.Learn More
A day at the zoo isn't complete without a ride on the Safari Express. Find the Train Depot on our zoo map and climb aboard.Get Tickets
So much more to do!
Plan your visit to the zoo to see animals and do so much more!
First, take the train ride! One top zoo fan said, “The train ride is great to get your directions sorted and get a quick glance into the layout.” Then you can climb aboard the Wild Life Carousel to go for a wild spin! You can also dig deep at the Kilimanjaro Mining Sluice!
There is even more fun to be had at Tittle Lake, you can feed the fish and the ducks in Nelson Lake!
“The train ride is great to get your directions sorted and get a quick glance into the layout.”
Remember to take a souvenir home that you can buy in our Gift Shop. Sometimes the weather does not cooperate. Please remember, all experiences are weather-dependent. Swan boats and mining season is March through October. Come to the Abilene Zoo and make lasting memories during your zoo visit!
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We are taking precautionary measures, in line with other animal care facilities to our north and here in the State of Texas.
New Baby Giraffe Born on June 24
Twin baby giant anteaters born at the Abilene Zoo
After weeks of rehabilitation we released Lady Bird, the bald eagle, back into the skies of Texas
Striped Hyenas arrive at the Abilene Zoo
Learn more about magestic animals such as lions, zebra, rhinos, and more.Find Out More